Thursday, February 02, 2017


News Links, February 3, 2017

## Global Ponzi meltdown/House of Cards/global cooling/deflationary collapse ##
S. Korea: H1 job outlook bleakest for shipbuilding industry
It's Time We Talked About Our Owners
How vast asset managers impact "our increasingly cartelized economy."
Ukraine Sabotages Trump's Russia Detente
A Ukrainian military offensive into rebel-held eastern Ukraine is giving Washington's war hawks an excuse to demand President Trump escalate tensions with Russia, negating his hopes for détente.
Yemen rebel 'suicide boat' attack kills Saudi sailors

## Global unrest/mob rule/angry people/torches and pitchforks ##
In rare move, Trump cancels Wisconsin trip amid concerns about protests
Addresses my question asking where all the protesters were in the pre-Trump days. -- RF
Remember, the shale drilling industry hasn't made any money since 2009. -- RF

## Intelligence/security/internet/cyberwar ##
Shipping industry vulnerable to cyber attacks and GPS jamming

## Propaganda/censorship/fake news/alternative facts ##

## Systemic breakdown/collapse/unsustainability ##
The Triumph of the Technocrats
We cannot advance until we dump the Technocrat Class and decentralize the power that the Liberal Establishment happily concentrated into the hands of corporate cartels and the central state.

## Japan ##
Japanese steelmakers switching to lower grade raw materials
Skyrocketing prices of high-quality coking coal and scrap metal are prompting Japanese steelmakers to use more inferior grades in a bid to keep production costs to a minimum.

## US ##
"Watch Out for the Shock": Asset Manager Natixis
Investors have gotten so used to central bank "laxity" they "cannot believe it will end."
Dakota Access pipeline moves closer to completion: lawmakers
If Americans Truly Cared About Muslims, They Would Stop Killing Them by the Millions
Americans welcome only token numbers of people from countries devastated by U.S. wars of aggression. Donald Trump's current ban on travelers affects nations that were already targeted by President Obama, a perfect example of the continuity of U.S. imperial policy in the region. The memo from State Department "dissenters" contains not a word of support for world peace, nor a hint of respect for the national sovereignty of other peoples.
Former Clinton UN Ambassador & Secretary of State and current global corporate consigliere Madeleine Albright championed the 1990s US blockade of Iraq which killed half a million Iraqi children. Now she says the Statue of Liberty has tears in its eyes, and vows to "register as a Muslim" to protest the evil policies of Donald Trump. Albright should register as an Iraqi toddler in 1995.
And death by lighting strikes is only #3. "Drowning while taking a bath" is #2, and "choking on food" is #1 — hundreds of times more common than terrorist attacks. Clearly, this calls for action. We need a "War on Lighting Strikes," a "War on Drowning while Taking a Bath," and a especially a "War on Choking on Food." Obviously, food should be outlawed in view of its extreme danger to Americans. Wake up, people! -- RF
Dangers of Democratic Putin-Bashing
As national Democratic leaders continue to blame Russian President Putin for their 2016 defeat, they're leading their party into a realignment with the neocons and other war hawks.

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